[Catalyst] timeouts

Peter Karman peter at peknet.com
Thu Apr 13 22:49:41 CEST 2006

greetings cattle-lusters,

I've got a Cat app where I'm running into issues with DBI timeouts. I'm 
using raw DBI, but as I know there are lots of ORM developers here as 
well as us mere mortal Cat-rustlers, wondering how folks deal with this 

  sub foo : Local

    # create dbi object, prepare, execute
    # but at least one of those steps results in a long
    # delay due to ... whatever (traffic, load, etc.)


The DBI pod refers to Sys::SigAction as a good timeout handler. I'm 
headed that way. But wonder how folks deal with timeouts in Cat apps 
when a controller sends off for some info and there's a wait coming 
back. A quick cpan search for 'catalyst plugin alarm' didn't turn up 

I've got another example doing login auth against a server that may or 
may not feel like responding immediately. Since I'm using LWP::UserAgent 
in that case I just set the timeout explicitly, but DBI is a little 

Peter Karman  .  http://peknet.com/  .  peter at peknet.com

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